We are sad to announce that Soylent Blonde herself, Meghan McCain is out of a job at Pivot teevee: Her show, Takepart Live has been cancelled.
Pivot TV has canceled its signature nightly program, “TakePart Live.”
The show is hosted by Meghan McCain, Jacob Soboroff and Baratunde Thurston, and airs weeknights at 10 p.m. It will wind down over the next few weeks, with its final episode airing before the end of the year. Pivot is expected to try and find new roles for the hosts at the channel, though exactly what those roles may be remains unclear.
… One source familiar with the decision said that the show was canceled in part because “TakePart Live” was expensive to make, produced by Embassy Row Productions, which also produces programs like “Talking Dead” and “Watch What Happens live.” Ultimately, the cost of the show, combined with the comparatively low viewership Pivot saw (the channel was not rated by Nielsen, suggesting low viewership), led to its cancellation.
The show, I am told with a straight face, was designed to engage with the average millennial about current events. I suppose as long as your average millennial is a powerful senator’s daughter and heir to a significant booze fortune.
Regardless, we still love our Soylent Blonde and we continue to root for her as she brings her refreshing brand of youthful conservatism to the ever-declining and ossified Big Tent.